'Orphanage Sunday," November 23
LIST OF ORPHANAGES AND
Baptist Orphanage — Rev. M. L. Kesler, Thomasville.
Methodist Orphanage — Rev. A. S. Barnes, Raleigh.
Presbyterian Orphanage — Jos. B. Johnston, Barium
Methodist Orphanage— Rev. C. A. Wood, Winston-Salem.
Thompson Orphanage— Rev. W. H. Wheeler, Charlotte.
Methodist Protestant Home— H. A. Garrett, High Point.
Christian Orplmnage— Charles D. Johnston, Elon College.
Oxford Orphan Asylum— R. L. Brown, Oxford.
Odd Fellows Home— Charles H. Warren, Goldsboro.
Eleida Orphanage— Rev. Lucius B. Compton, Asheville.
Pythian Home — C. W. Pender, Clayton.
•Children's Home Society — J. J. Phoenix, Greensboro.
Nazareth Orphan's Home—Vf. H. McNairy, Crescent.
Falcon Orplianage — J. A. Culbreth, Falcon.
Free-WiU-Baptist Home — C. G. Pope, Middlesex.
Nazareth Orphanage — Rev. George A. Woods, Nazareth.
Mountain Orphanage — R. D. Bedinger, Balfour.
Grandfather Orphanage — J. M. Holcombe. Banner Elk.
St. Ann's Home — Sister Mary Claire, Belmont.
Alexander Home — Mrs. L. Brown McKoy, Cor. Sec, Char-
•Wright Refuge — Miss Alice Pirie, Durham.
Juvenile Relief Home — Mrs. George Norflcet, Winston-
Memorial Industrial School — Rev. W. J. Poindexter (Col.),
Orphan Home (Col.) — Henry P. Cheatham, Oxford.
y ITCH ELL PIINTIMa CO.. IALEICH
LITTLE ONE HAS A WORD
"/ am the Future, for in me there lies
What through the ages our land shall be;
Ycl irhul I am is irhat you are to me —
/ am the question to which you make replies."
THE helplessness of the child makes a uni-
versal .Hid powerful appeal. Only the
heart in which the spirit of the Master
does not dwell is untouched by this appeal. If
you want to know whether your heart is in the
right place, seriously inquire of yourself how
near you can approach, In a Christian spirit, a
fatherless and homeless little child. Have you
ever felt the thrill and the warmth of heart that
comes when the weak hand of the little child
smuggles Into yours on a dark night, or in a
strange place? If you have, this message will
appeal to you. If not, it is "sweetness wasted
on the desert air."
When the Good Master wauled to teach men a
lesson in trust and in faith, and in child-like
Innocency, lie set a little child in their midst
and said : "Inasmuch as ye do it unto one of the
least hi' these, my brethren, ye have done it unto
me." On many occasions during His ministry
among men the Master referred tenderly to the
care ami protection of children, shall we. then.
Offer an apology for bringing again the needs of
the fathi I'less and motherless children of North
Carolina in the attention of the people at
The farmer plants his seed for the harvest he
expects I" realize. The Orphan homes of the
Slate arc planning for a harvest of the race.
Shall we give to growing children that degree of
cue and attention the farmer expends upon the
pianis from which he exacts an abundant yield
(if golden grain? Shall wo have a part in build-
ing for the future? Shall we grow patriots for
the coming years?
In order that more adequate equipment and
BUPPOri may l»' provided for our pal riol-making
agencies. | he orphan homes, the "One Day-for-
the-Orphana" movement was started, calling
'Orphanage Sunday," November 28
upon all our people to add to the stream of regu-
lar contributions a special Thanksgiving offering
equal to a day's income. Hitherto, this request
has met with a generous response. It has en-
listed our people of all creeds and classes in
beautiful cooperation for the support of a needed
civic and Christian philanthropy.
The need of the orphan homes is still urgent,
and every citizen of the State is asked to co-
operate in the movement to save from degen-
eracy and help train for good citizenship the
most exposed children in the world?
How can you do this? How can you so give
that your charity will reach directly to the home-
A list of these splendid institutions appears on
the last page of this pamphlet. Every one of
them is worthy of your support. You are asked
to forward to one of these a special Thanks-
giving offering. A day's wage, or the income of
a day, "is suggested — more if you can, less if you
can do no better.
And, remember, you are asked to do this in
the name of Him who said. "Suffer little children
to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of
such is the kingdom of heaven." It is for His
unfortunates this appeal is made. To the liberal
giver it will bring happiness and contentment;
and the liberal contributor is the individual who
gives in the right spirit, be It much or little.
"For God loveth a cheerful giver."
Winter, with its cold, its sufferings, and Its
privations for many, Is approaching. Can we
allow a single orphan child in our great Com-
monwealth to lack for food, for clothes, or for
knowledge that will enable that child to become
a useful citizen, and that will direct its steps
into the ways of pleasantness and peace?
Raymond Robbins once said, "The greatest
hope for the world lies in the fact that there is
it new generation born three times in every cen-
tury." Three times in every hundred years God
gives us a new generation of children to teach
ami Id lead into the paths and the ways of His
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family. And we are admonished to "train up a
child in the way he should go. and when he is
old he will not depart from it."
Let us take God at His word and train up the
new generation to be true and honest and worthy
men and women. Then we may confidently hope
for and have reason to expect that the boys and
girls of Today will become the splendid men and
women so necessary for Tomorrow. Ton can
help by entering into the spirit of this me-
from the North Carolina Orphan Association.
which asks you to help gladden the lives of
hundreds of fatherless and motherless children
now under the fostering care of the fine orphan
homes located in various sections of our pro-
Make your offering on or about Thanksgiving
Day. Make it on the basis of your earning
capacity of a single day. Make it through your
church, or lodge, or send direct to the orphanage
of your choice. Make it. remembering that
thousands of others are with you in this move-
ment. Make it. if you will, with the prayer that
our orphan children may be led into the larger
life here and the life eternal hereafter. Make it
with the wish that the next Thanksgiving
may be the gladdest and best ever observed in
M. I* Shipman. W. A. Graham.
Stacet W. Wade. Annie Travis.
J. W. Bailey, Mart G. Shotwtll.
J. R. Young, Committee.
Raleigh, N. C. 1924
Rotarians, Kiwanians. Civitans. Lions.
Red Deer, and other civic organizations
are respectfully requested to cooperate in
this movement by bringing the matter to
the attention of members at their weekly
luncheons during the month of November.
Church and fraternal societies are espe-
cially invited to join heartily in the effort
to advance this worthy cause.